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StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Escaping the Global Economy's Holding Pattern

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Energy & Sustainability

Guidance and scenarios to inform your long-term, global energy strategy, helping you assess new energy sources, rising demand from emerging markets, political factors and the regulatory environment.

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Global Value Chains

Reports on the latest trends in the structure of global value chains, along with outsourcing, offshoring and business services, to position you to seize competitive advantage.

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A clear, cohesive picture of our outlook for the global economy, based on the forces that drive competitiveness and productivity, to help you maximize your global strategy.

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Data and research to support your innovation strategy, ranging from traditional R&D to new ways of utilizing big data and cloud computing to your cultivation of creativity.

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Labor Markets

Metrics and analysis that support your decision making by illuminating labor supply and demand, as well as the human capital issues that help shape economies around the world.

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Marketing & Brand Strategy

Cutting-edge research into the business and financial value of brands, providing you with new understanding of customer market segments, ROI, image building and global brand strategy.

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Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy

A strategic view of your business environment, along with the different conditions that impact purchasing of goods and services, to enhance your procurement practices and decisions.

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Conferences

The 2017 Joint Ventures Conference
02 - 03 March, 2017 (, )

Social Media & HR Seminars
08 - 09 December, 2016 (New York, NY)

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Publications

China CEO Council Session Report - Getting through to 2022
August 2016 | China Center Publications

A simplified summary of selected premises and insights from the June 2, 2016, China CEO Council meeting in Beijing. Some 30 MNC country heads and deputies attended the session, which was hosted by Microsoft. This report summarizes and supplements the PowerPoint workshop decks used for the session.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View
August 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

Despite modest improvement in manufacturing, persistent overcapacity continues to weigh on emerging markets’ growth in 2016.

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Webcasts

Trends and Opportunities Shaping Today's Deals Landscape
01 September, 2016 | Special Webcast

Join us as we take a look at the trends and opportunities of today’s global economic landscape and the impact on the future of deals. CPE credit available

Consumer Demand in an Under Pressure Economy
01 September, 2016 | Special Webcast

Join The Demand Institute®, a not-for-profit think tank jointly operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen, and The Federal Reserve Bank of New York for a special webcast on the US consumer. CPE credit available

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Thomas Singer
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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 1.9%
  • China 0.7%
  • Euro Area 0.1%
  • France 0.3%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 0.4%
  • Japan 1.1%
  • Korea 0.9%
  • Mexico 0.0%
  • Spain 0.2%
  • U.K. 0.3%
  • U.S. 0.4%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
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